Size and scale effects in composites: II. Unidirectional laminates

Sutherland, L.S., Shenoi, R.A. and Lewis, S.M. (1999) Size and scale effects in composites: II. Unidirectional laminates. Composites Science and Technology, 59, (2), 221-233. (doi:10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00083-9).


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This paper is concerned with the scale and size effects in the strength characterisation of composite materials with particular reference to hand laid-up unidirectional laminates. Attention has been focused on the tensile and flexural strengths of glass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy laminates. The experiments have been designed through the use of statistical, factorial-based techniques, whereby a more comprehensive analysis of the inter-relationship between different parameters and their influence on strength can be made. The work highlights the importance of fabrication factors and the distinguishing difference between scale effects and size effects.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0266-3538 (print)
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Keywords: scale effects, size effects, frp, composites, dimensional analysis, weibull analysis, factorial experiments
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Statistics
ePrint ID: 30064
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:30

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